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Lawyer: Appellants’ renunciation valid in law

A lawyer has argued that any law that regulates in any way the renouncing or changing of faith by a Muslim is inconsistent with the fundamental right to freedom of religion as enshrined in the Constitution.


Ong’s ministry to oversee fight against red tape

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will act as a supervisor to ensure local authorities cut red tape and strengthen the civil service to fight corruption and deliver quality service to the people.


Court grants lawyer leave

The Federal Court yesterday granted leave to lawyer Datuk Zaid Ibrahim to challenge the validity of the Terengganu Syariah Criminal Enactment (Hudud and Qisas), which was gazetted on Oct 27.


PM wants government depts to be more efficient

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has directed government departments to cut red tape and strengthen the civil service to fight corruption and deliver quality service to the I>rakyat/I>.


Government bid to control ferry fare to Pangkor

The state government wants to control the ferry fare for the Lumut-Pangkor services to prevent operators from setting rates according to their whims and fancies.


Weigh in to challenge hudud, Federal Government urged

The Federal Government has the right to challenge the hudud laws enforced by Terengganu since Oct 27, said the state.


Leadership change ushers in new chapter in history

Compiled by Wong Li Za Oct 26 - Nov 1


Sarawak to look into snooker centre appeals

The Housing and Local Government Ministry has been informed that Sarawak would look into appeals by operators affected by a recent decision to close down snooker centres and parlours in the state within 12 months.

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Senators: Withdraw Thai troops from Iraq

B>BANGKOK:/BA group of senators on Tuesday urged the government to immediately withdraw Thai troops from Iraq, fearing they could become victims of bomb attacks following the string of blasts that shook Baghdad earlier in the week.


Proposal to give agency more power

The Pahang government has proposed that the Tioman Development Authority (TDA), entrusted to promote tourism activities on the island, be given enforcement powers as well to monitor development projects there.